Heels find wheels in Charlottesville

No. 5 Tar Heels Rout Cavaliers for First ACC Win

Tyler Hansbrough scored 28 points, Ty Lawson had 19 and the No. 5 Tar Heels beat Virginia 83-61 Thursday night to snap a surprising two-game losing streak in the ACC.

North Carolina (15-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost at home to Boston College and on the road at No. 2 Wake Forest, but avoided its first 0-3 start in conference play since the 1996-97 season with big efforts from its biggest stars.

Hansbrough drew double coverage all game and made just six field goals, but he went to the line 17 times and made 15. He also had 12 rebounds, while Lawson added nine assists.

Virginia (7-7, 1-2) was led by Jamil Tucker with 12 points and Calvin Baker and Mike Scott with 11, but scoring leader Sylven Landesberg missed eight of his nine shots and had 2 points, 16.5 below his average.

*****from theacc.com*****